Bringing New Life to our Faith
Spring is in sight. The days are longer. The forecast is predicting higher temperatures. The iced-over lakes and rivers will soon thaw to bring new life and color to our lives (or at least one can hope). Even with the fresh snow on the ground, I can’t help but imagine the green grass that will soon sprout up from underneath our frozen lawns. It is strange to think that this is possible after the harsh winter we experienced last year. Can we talk about spring as early as March?
As the weather begins to brighten up, I wonder how we might incorporate the beauty of our faith into our daily lives. This can be a difficult task to achieve. For me, I have tried to improve my daily faith life outside of church over the past few years. Many Catholics will agree this is difficult. With school, work or personal commitments, it’s sometimes hard to make time for God outside of Sunday mass.
During Lent, the baptized are called to renew their commitment to God as others prepare to be baptized through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a period of experiencing Christ for those who have a desire to become Catholic. As this new life is welcomed into our community, let’s all continue to convert our hearts and minds more closely to be followers of Christ.
Being aware of the beauty around us can help our faith thrive in our daily lives. Being true to yourself and to your faith in Christ can help faith to become natural outside of church, a habit formed out of a love for Christ.
Saint Michael’s offers many ways to help us live our faith outside of the mass times in our bulletin. First, the CHUM March Food Drive will give those in need a helpful hand. The item assigned to our community is peanut butter! Remember to collect some extra jars on your way out of the store.
Interested in becoming directly involved with CHUM? They are always seeking helpful hands of all ages to assist in their social ministry.
I am very excited to move to Duluth in three short months. I look forward to meeting many of you in our community this summer. By sharing my thoughts and experiences in conversation with the Saint Michael’s community, I believe that we can continue the work that we do to help us live our faith daily while also expanding our impact on the community around us.
As the weather becomes warmer and new life grows, let’s also remember to renew our love for Christ daily.